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Recent News and Events

02.06.18 KCRW’s Design and Architecture series, in the first of their series on Bridges and Walls: discusses The Border Wall.

02.06.18 Episode 294 of 99% Invisible features Ronald Rael and thoughts from the book, Borderwall as Architecture.

02.05.18 Ronald Rael speaks with Curry Stone Design Prize’s Eric Cesal about Architecture at the Border of Design and Politics on the podcast Social Design Insights Episode 59.

02.02.18 The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning welcomes Ronald Rael to speak about Borderwall as Architecture.

01.13.18 The exhibition Exhibition: The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility opens at the Albuquerque Museum + 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico through April 15.

01.08.18 X-Tra, the quarterly journal of contemporary art, reviews Borderwall as Architecture

11.28.17 Ronald Rael presents a Keynote lecture at Texas A&M International University, Laredo on Borderwall as Architecture.

11.14.17 Every Wall is a Door, is published in BOOM.

11.14.17 Ronald Rael will be discussing Borderwall as Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

11.09.17 Rael speaks at the opening of Attending Limits: The Constitution and Upkeep of the US–Mexico Border, Hollywood, CA.

10.27.17 Uncharted: Berkeley Festival of Ideas, Berkeley, CA.

10.18.17 Vengan a escuchar una presentación en Español sobre el muro fronterizo, Universidad Anáhuac, Ciudad Mexico.

09.10.17 The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, opens at the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum.

09.05.17 Free public presentation of Borderwall as Architecture at San Jose State University.

08.24.17 Ronald Rael, geographer Michael Dear, photographer Richard Misrach, experimental composer Guillermo Galindo, and artist Ana Teresa Fernandez join for a conversation about the wall at SPUR, Oakland.

08.15.17 Brief mention in Book Forum

07.26.17 Listen to KPR University of Kansas Public Radio in an interview with Borderwall as Architecture author, Ronald Rael.

06.28.17 Podcast America Trends with Larry Rifkin features Ronald Rael.

06.22.17 Host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Ronald Rael on solutions to reconnect Mexican and US citizens around the wall on 94.1 KPFA Radio.

06.16.17 USA Today discusses what UC Berkeley students are reading this summer.

06.16.17 Ronald Rael is a guest on Strategies for Living with David McMillan.

06.14.17 The Times Literary Supplement, The leading international weekly for literary culture, reviews Borderwall as Architecture in an article by Anthony Alofsin.

05.26.17 Read Borderline Personalities, an article about the book in this month’s Santa Fe New Mexican.

05.23.17 Architects have been Gearing up to build Trump’s Borderwall for Years, but Rael wants to “forge transnational connections instead of cutting them off” Read more in Quartz.

05.23.17 Listen to Borderwall as Architecture author Ronald Rael in conversation with Rich Fisher on Tulsa Public Radio.

05.25.17 The NPR podcast, The Roundtable, features me talking about 650 miles of stories. Listen Here.

05.25.17 WAMC Radio interviews me. Listen here.

05.21.17 Speaking with on a panel about <ahref=””>Borders and Walls at the Oakland Book Festival with author Rodger Hodge and artist Guillermo Galindo, moderated by Gregory Hurcombe.

05.18.17 I’m a guest on Top of Mind with host Julie Rose to discuss Borderwall as Architecture. Listen here.

05.17.17 Listen to a radio interview with me and Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio

05.16.17 Ronald Rael on the Jim Engster show.

05.10.17 The New York Times discusses Borderwall as Architecture in Design Competition — or Ideological Crisis?

04.05.2017 Anne Brice interviews me for Berkeley News—From a Borderwall to a Cultural Bridge. Listen here.

03.30.17 Architectural Digest tells us What a Cultural Center on the U.S.-Canadian Border Can Teach us About Building Walls.

03.20.17 The Problem with Beautifying the Border — a terribly misguided essay from CityLab

03.17.17 Listen to an interview with Stephanie Bastek from the American Scholar (Episode #15: All the Rage)

02.16.17 Blaine Brownell reviews Ronald Rael’s new book “Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the US-Mexico Boundary” in Architect — the magazine of the American Institute of Architects.

02.02.17 Hear Ronald Rael talk about Borderwall as Architecture at UC Press.

12.28.16 The Borderwall is one of the “Best Controversies” of 2016.

11.21.16 “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” opens at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

07.21.16 Artists Address Border Control: the Writing is on the Wall, at Vice Magazine